opioid

Two Organizations In St. Louis County Receive Funding To Help Fight Opioid Crisis

Minnesota's state opioid response grants, worth more than $500,000, will go to two organizations to help bring more access to life-saving medications and workforce opportunities.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota Department of Human Services recently awarded $11 million  in grant funding to state organizations to help fight  the opioid epidemic. A portion of that funding will go towards the fight against opioids in St. Louis County. Minnesota’s state opioid response grants, worth more than $500,000, will go to two organizations to help bring more access to…

St. Louis County Designated High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

HIDTA Designation means substantial funding boost, which authorities say they need.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Police Department and St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office announced the county has officially been designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area by the White House. It means the county receives substantial additional funding, at a time when authorities say they need it. “Extra resources are gonna provide extra dividends,” said Commander of the Lake Superior…

Medical Professionals Talk Opioids at Panel Discussion

Panel aimed to educate about the impacts of opioid misuse and abuse.

DULUTH, Minn.- Medical professionals talked opioids in our community during a panel discussion at Clyde Iron Works. The Essentia Institute of Rural Health put on the panel, to open the public to help them learn more about the health, social, and economic impacts of opioid misuse and abuse. They also hoped to let people know about prevention, treatment, and recovery…

Generating Awareness For Chemical Dependency

The opioid crisis continues in Minnesota, and awareness was raised Monday here in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- As the opioid crisis continues in Minnesota, parents are now beginning to struggle with taking care of addicted kids, sometimes even giving them up to foster care and halfway homes. And Monday, a symposium was held in Duluth that worked to spread awareness for resources that are available for parents who’s children are struggling with addiction. But this…

Spotlight On the Opioid Epidemic In St. Louis County

In 2016, an average of 116 people died every day in the U.S. from opioid related drug overdoses, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

DULUTH, Minn. – A woman whose son told her I just don’t want to die, but I can’t stop using. Those are some of the personal stories shared during a round table on the opioid epidemic led by St. Louis County Commissioner Pete Stauber. He wanted to bring experts together who can help determine where federal funding could go for…

Health & Humans Services Deputy Secretary Visits Duluth to Address Opioid Epidemic

In 2017 St. Louis County received $675,000  to fund new opioid treatment options.

Opioid abuse is a national epidemic that affects thousands of people across the country. And the United States Health & Human Services Deputy Secretary came all the way to Duluth to see how this crisis is a major problem in the Northland and what needs to be done to correct it. Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan says he knows St. Louis…

St. Louis County Addresses Drug Issue On Opioid Awareness Day

Gov. Dayton has announced a several legislative proposals to combat the opioid crisis.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s Opioid Awareness Day in Minnesota. Many advocates from the Northland are at the State Capitol to have their voices heard. Last year 50 percent of child protective cases involved parents abusing drugs, which in turn cost taxpayers more than $7 million in St. Louis County. The St. Louis County Attorney’s Office is taking action by aggressively prosecuting dealers selling opioids. “We still want to…

UW-Superior Receives Narcan Kits

Safety officers will administer the drug

SUPERIOR, Wis. -Nine campuses in the University of Wisconsin system will be provided with free Narcan nasal spray, this includes UW-Superior. Law enforcement and campus security will receive the spray to treat opioid overdoses. “Narcan is a first line of defense against an overdose, so it can potentially save lives here on campus by getting that immediate dose of Narcan until first responders…

Fon du Lac Tribal & Community College Holds Opioid Overdose Training

Signs of an opioid overdose include difficulty breathing, small pupils and pale and clammy skin

CLOQUET, Minn. -Many people living in St. Louis and Carlton County know the effects of the opioid all crisis too well. They might have dealt with or have family members dealing with an addiction. Naloxone or Narcan is one drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Several people were at Fon du Lac Tribal & Community College for…